For IP professionals
This is the portal for professionals working in the field of intellectual property. Here you'll find direct access to all necessary resources.
- Trade Mark Database
- Register changes for trade marks
- Madrid Monitor
- International trade mark registration
- Trade Mark Guidelines (German, French, Italian)
- Classification tool for trade marks
- Trade mark examination support tool
- Trade marks: Costs and fees
- Trade marks: WIPO fee calculator
- Cancellation procedure for trade marks on the grounds of non-use
- Protected public signs: Abbreviations
- Protected public signs: Other signs (emblems)
- Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
- Trade marks: News Service Archive
- Patents: Patent Examination Guidelines (German, French)
- Patents: Fees
How much does patent protection cost?
The fees usually make up only a part of the total cost of patent protection. There are often additional expenses such as support from specialists, searches, or representation before other IP offices.
The fees for a Swiss patent include:
Fees for the application, examination and grant of a patent
- Application fee: this includes up to ten patent claims
- Examination fee
- Claims fees: for the eleventh patent claim and each subsequent patent claim
- Fee for an accelerated examination procedure
The optional Swiss Patent Application Search is also subject to a fee.
- To keep a patent in force, annual fees have to be paid from the fourth year after the filing date. They are payable regardless of whether the application is still being examined or whether the patent has already been granted.
Possible additional costs:
- Preliminary searches, developing the patenting strategy and preparing the technical documents
- Support from specialists, in particular, patent attorneys
- Translation of the patent application and patent specification for patent protection abroad
- Costs for enforcing the patent
Documents & links
09.02.2023 | Patents
“A competitor wanted to intimidate us”
19.01.2023 | Law and policy, Event
Conference on Intellectual Property & Sustainability at the University of Geneva
Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"